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Xi and Trump Talked Trade, Korea Ahead of Chinese Aide's Visit

  • Leaders agreed on need to continue sanctions on North Korea
  • Vice Premier Liu plans trip next week for economic discussions
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Bloomberg’s Hays reports on China’s top economic adviser leading a delegation to the U.S. with trade demands.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed trade and North Korea in a phone call Tuesday, as Xi’s top economic adviser plans additional talks in Washington following last week’s trip by U.S. officials to Beijing.

The two men discussed Xi’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and agreed on the importance of continuing sanctions on North Korea until it permanently dismantles its nuclear and missile programs, according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.